Mark Weirich architect, inc.
This Rustic Cabin Plan is called The Montanan and is based upon a typical single, rectangular hand-hewn homestead form with a barn board, sided addition- as the pioneer family expanded. This design is typically found at the edges of the western mountain ranges.

The design, as shown, is a modern, 2x framed structure sheathed with true aged and/or new rough sawn materials. Exposed structural elements, as presented, are round log, but could easily be changed to solid sawn timbers or hand-hewn timbers without losing any authenticity. The design offers great views in three directions from the Great Room space and is very adaptable to many building locations. more
This Rustic Cabin Plan is called The 49'er and has been designed to accommodate a posse of gold rustlers for a weekend of good times. The structure is only 26’ x 38’, but lives very large. Due to the efficiency of the design all everyday residential features are included.

The building is also designed for maximum construction efficiency. Exterior and interior materials are flexible per Owner preference. Generous covered porches maximize 3 or 4 seasons worth of entertaining. more
The design of The Mountain Man cabin is based upon the mining camp bunkhouses found in the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Idaho and from Nevada to Montana. The shell is a simple rectangular log cabin with a stone “lean to” which encloses a small Mud-Entry. The simplicity of this design makes for a very efficient build considering time, cost and complexity. The basic cabin lines lead to its authenticity in all mountain settings. The cabin shown is designed to set into a mountainous hillside, keeping a low profile and increasing construction and heating efficiency. more
The Telluride is inspired by the rugged, timbered structures of the great mining towns in the Rockies. The core of the cabin is a tall relatively narrow hewn slab structure or “shaft house” which is surrounded on the three sides by vertical barn board sided “lean to” wings. The cabin is designed to set on a hillside, a natural drop of six to ten feet on a site is perfect. The views to the downhill side from the upper, main and even lower levels will astound you. The layout of this cabin incorporates many spaces commonly found in large residences into a small footprint. more
The Yellowstone cabin was so named because of the "Parkitecture" that inspired the design. The high stone walls and low pitch roof of the garage are common features of the check stations and worker quarters located in National Parks in the West. The Portico also has the look of the Park entrance stations, particularly the Northwest entrance at Silvergate, MT. more